Sunday, April 22, 2012

Long Needed Update....

Oh wow it has been 2 months since my last update... poor neglected blog.  Well lets catch up shall we?

I spent nearly the entire month of March working on wedding stuff for my brother in law and his now wife.  I did 12 centerpieces, 60 invitations 90 programs, 60 thank you cards and a 20 page album/ guestbook.  It was a lot of work but it was so worth it to help make Thomas and Jennifer's wedding day so special.  I learned alot about working with silk flowers and learned you can cut through 1 inch thick flower stems with a grinding attachment on your Dremel.  see ladies..your husband's power tools aren't just toys for him.    lol!  Also something good to know...Hobby Lobby has some great silk floral stems and you can find them on sale 50% off quite often, and foil gift bag shred makes great vase filler on the cheap.  it was soooo pretty!  Will post pics once I get the images from Jenn.

Wanna see the pages from her guest book?  Here you go!

After the kids got married Dave and I took a much needed Vacation and spent 4 days in lovely Las Vegas.  We didn't bring any money home but we had a really good time.  We went with a friend of ours, Lori, and had some fun adventures.  We saw "O" at The Bellagio, ate at some really good places like Emeril's and the Carnegie deli.  I had Matza Ball Soup for the very first good!  We were only there 4 days but it was a really good escape.

On the crafting front I have kind of been at a stand still.  I designed a card last minute for a Paper Crafts call a few months ago...thought it was cute but it was a no go.  What do you think?

It was a little more graphic and clean than I have been doing lately but I really like the way it came out.
kraft card base - Hobby Lobby
patterned paper- Echo Park and My Minds Eye
chalk ink- Color Box
chipboard sticker- Echo Park

In other news, Dave and I have decided to take the next step into adulthood and we have decided to by a house.  Yay!  I am super excited.  I am so ready to be done with this apartment, and can not even wait until we have our own place.  Stay tuned for updates on the house hunting. :)

Well that is what's been going on with me.  How about y'all?
Happy Crafting!!


  1. Jessi the guest book is gorgeous! I take it her colors were black/white/red? Great pictures too. I really like the clean lines of your card. I think you did a fab job on it.

  2. Jessi, the book came out just beautiful! How lucky they were to have you to make something so special for them. I love your card to! great job!